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Microsoft® Windows® Scripting Self-Paced Learning Guide by Ed Wilson

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Creating the Second Page

One of the more useful tasks you can perform with Active Directory is exposing address information. This ability is particularly important when a company has more than one location and more than a few hundred employees. I remember when one of the first uses for an intranet was to host a centralized list of employees. Such a project quickly paid for itself because companies no longer needed an administrative assistant to modify, copy, collate, and distribute hundreds of copies of the up-to-date employee directory—potentially a full-time job for one person. Once an intranet site was in place, personnel at each location were given rights to modify the list. With Active Directory, you avoid this duplication of work by keeping ...

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